Santa Clara Athletics Agrees to Multiyear Men’s Basketball Radio Deal

Santa Clara Athletics Agrees to Multiyear Men’s Basketball Radio Deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara Athletics, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, and Salem Media Group announced a multiyear partnership Wednesday to broadcast Bronco men's basketball beginning with the 2017-18 season. The partnership will include a weekly interview of second-year head coach Herb Sendek and new promotional opportunities for Bronco Athletics.

At least 22 games will air on either KDOW-AM 1220 or KTRB-AM 860 with the remaining games streaming live on the West Coast Conference media platform –

"We're proud to partner with KDOW 1220 to broadcast Santa Clara men's basketball games this season," said Santa Clara senior associate athletic director Jeff Mitchell. "We look forward to continuing to promote the Santa Clara brand and to provide opportunities for our fans to consume Bronco basketball."

Longtime Bay Area broadcaster and voice of the Broncos Anthony Passarelli returns for his 11th season and will once again be joined by former Santa Clara player and analyst John Stege. The broadcasts include a pregame show a few minutes before tipoff and a 15-minute postgame show.

The first broadcast airing on KDOW-AM 1220 is Friday, as the Broncos take on University of La Verne at Leavey Center. Tipoff and broadcast time is 7 p.m.

"Business Radio 1220 KDOW is thrilled to be teaming up once again with Santa Clara University to bring exciting NCAA Basketball to our Bay Area listeners," said Mike Shields, general manager of Salem Media Group. "Tune in, support the team, and Go Broncos!"

2017-18 Santa Clara Men's Basketball on Radio
Date Opponent Station Tipoff
Nov. 10 La Verne KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 Nevada KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Nov. 18 Cal-Poly KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Nov. 30 N. Arizona KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 Ark.-Pine Bluff KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Dec. 9 Portland St. KDOW-AM 1220  7 p.m.
Dec. 14 USC KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m. 
Dec. 18  Valparaiso KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m. 
Dec. 28  Pepperdine KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m. 
Jan. 4 LMU KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Jan 6.  Portland KTRB-AM 860 7 p.m.  
Jan. 11  Saint Mary's KDOW-AM 1220 8 p.m.
Jan. 13 BYU KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Jan. 18 San Francisco KDOW-AM 1220 8 p.m.
Feb. 1 Pacific KDOW-AM 1220 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 San Francisco KTRB-AM 860 8 p.m.
Feb. 8 BYU KDOW-AM 1220 8 p.m.
Feb. 10 San Diego KTRB-AM 860 1 p.m.
Feb. 15 Portland KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 Pacific KTRB-AM 860 8 p.m.
Feb. 22 LMU KDOW-AM 1220 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Saint Mary's KDOW-AM 1220 3 p.m. 

Sendek will join KDOW 1220 AM for a drive-time morning "Chatting with the Coach" interview in the 8 o'clock hour each Wednesday during the season.

Santa Clara promotional spots for the Bronco Bench, Bronco Athletics Fund and Bronco Athletics tickets and events will run throughout the season including ticket giveaways during the popular Rob Black & Your Money Program which airs live weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. on KDOW-AM 1220.

"We are excited to elevate Santa Clara athletics marketing platforms. In addition to great broadcasts, fans will be exposed to an incredible university, its teams and student-athletes like never before." said Mark Massari, Vice President, West Coast for Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment.

About Salem Media Group
Known as "The Bay Area's Business Leader" KDOW 1220 AM broadcasts a financial news/talk format and is licensed to Palo Alto, California and, serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area. KDOW 1220 AM is also the home of the San Jose Barracuda an affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.

About Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment
The Collegiate Services division of Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment is the exclusive sales representative for Santa Clara basketball and will produce the broadcast. In addition to the Broncos, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment manages corporate marketing and sponsorship programs for 23 universities and conferences including the West Coast Conference, University of San Francisco, Pepperdine University and Loyola Marymount University. The multimedia resources and marketing opportunities to target Santa Clara alumni, fans, the community and 11,000 students, and 2,000 faculty and staff include broadcast assets; venue signage; marketing and promotions; promotional rights to athletic marks; campus activation; access to tickets; and hospitality opportunities.